Friday, 22 July 2011

A ray of sunshine

I am still swimming just not posting. I've done 138 length this week which is pretty good going. Despite all the cloud and rain the water temperature isn't too bad even if it has dipped a bit. This morning saw the first sunny swim in ages but really I don't mind the grey weather keeps the crowds away. I will try and go swimming somewhere more exciting over the summer otherwise roll on autumn and I'll get snapping away again.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Twenty one today!

Special post for the temperature, 21ºC today (70ºF) a new high for the year. That explains why I had such a wonderful swim this morning, thirty six lengths of bliss. Added to by the fact I didn't make it over on the week-end, too many vegetables to attend to.
In Betty's Newsletter (50p see Tricky) there's a short piece on the June temperature by official 'temperature taker' David. It turns out we had the lowest average June temperature this century at 17.58ºC (63.66ºF). Global warming eh?
I find once the water is over about 16ºC (60ºF) I stop thinking about it too much because I can do a two mile swim without getting cold but 21ºC is nice.